London Design Fair announced Jesmonite as their ‘Material of the Year’.
Surface Design Show, the UK’s leading event for architects and designers to explore the best in surface material innovation, is getting ready to welcome over 120 exhibitors to its 2022 show including over 35 confirmed New Talents. In partnership with Canon UK and curated by Trendease International’s Jennifer Castodi, the New Talent exhibitors will feature… Read More >
Texture, colour and pattern, it’s what Newmor do best and at Newmor the options are endless. Newmor specialise in commercial quality, wide-width fabric-backed vinyl wallcoverings. Today, Londonewcastle reveal their first two show apartments within the on-going renovation of this Grade II*-listed brutalist landmark in Poplar, east London styled by Ab Rogers Design and 2LG Studio,… Read More >
The last couple of years have born witness to a seemingly unprecedented rise in the use of the speckle within the world of interiors. Noticing this set me to wondering why this might be; it feels like quite a specific aesthetic after all. In truth, the speckle has a deep-rooted history within our built environments…. Read More >
Our material of choice for this month has been water and whilst it’s influence upon design might not be obvious, it is in fact vital in the creation of a particular type of surface material that can be found in most interior environments around the world. Mineral composites like plaster and Jesmonite will forever remain… Read More >
Shortly after Katie Gillies graduated from Leeds College of Art with her Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design degree in 2015 she was faced with a dilemma. The sort of dilemma that any proactive and driven student can only dream of. Retail mega brand Topshop had spotted her work and liked it so much that… Read More >
Whilst New Designers celebrates those who have very recently graduated from their creative degree course, the show also houses One Year In; an exhibition of some of last years highlights and one’s to watch. This year the event, which is split across both weeks of the show, is curated by Emily Skinner of Evan James… Read More >
A self proclaimed “composer of materials,” designer Giles Miller has experimented and worked with an enormous range; from ceramic to metal, cardboard to cork, wood to silicon and fabric to Jesmonite. But without doubt, the most consistent constituent of his practice, and at the same time most unique and intangible, is light. His fascination of… Read More >
We hope that you have already had a minute to watch our highlights video from London Design Festival. Over 3 days our schedule was tightly packed with inspirational events. Here we take a look at what caught our eye at the London Design Fair. The London Design Fair takes place at the Old Truman Brewery… Read More >
London Design Festival is just too big. so we have had to cut our highlights into 2 (watch part 1 here). In this short highlights film we cover the big trade shows, including London Design Fair and 100% Design as well as Brompton Design District. You will be able to spot that he some pretty… Read More >
My first contact with surface designer Olivia Aspinall’s work was in 2014, late on in the academic year at Central Saint Martins. It was one of those instantaneous ‘What’s that? It’s great!’ moments that stopped me in my tracks. I was there to teach on a second year module but was lucky enough to stumble… Read More >
As part of the BCFA Open Spring Design, we will be showcasing Material Lab’s selection of innovative and inspiring surface products in our ‘Tunnel of Love’. The tunnel will feature these stunning selections along with the Innovation Awards Shortlist designs. Versa www.awhiteworkshop.com Versa: A tile that elevates grout from its disregarded existence, to that of a… Read More >
Jim Biddulph kicks off our Designer Q&A’s this year with a discussion on Materials and Trends. Jim is well positioned to discuss such a topic being the Project & Materials Manager at Material Lab which has been exploring the latest innovations in materials and a place for the A&D community to immerse themselves in all… Read More >
Leading manufacturers, designers and emerging talent are being brought together to reveal their innovations at next month’s Surface & Materials Show, as design resource studio Material Lab uses its expertise to create a visual and tactile hub of surfacing trends.